Cheap Thrills - Trailer
Director E.L. KatzYear 2014Genre(s) Thriller
When Craig gets fired and receives an eviction notice informing him he has 7 days to pay up or he, his wife and his new baby are out of their apartment, he is desperate for some relief from his troubles. He agrees to go out for a drink with his best friend Vince but, along the way, they meet the excessively rich Colin and his young wife Violet who take them on to a strippers bar to continue their alcohol-fuelled wild night. Colin starts to play a game with them, offering increasingly large sums of money for the first person to agree to a daring act. It stars small, with the challenges being simply downing shots or touching strippers - tasks that Vince takes up with immediacy. Craig, desperate to win some cash to take care of his family, starts to join in, getting himself beat up by a doorman and even agreeing to cut his own pinky finger off. It soon becomes clear, however, that this sick couple have no boundaries in the challenges they are willing to suggest.
'Cheap Thrills' is a shocking thriller based on human boundlessness and the ghoulish curiosity of some individuals. It has been directed by E.L. Katz in his directorial debut, and written by David Chirchirillo ('616: Paranormal Incident') and Trent Haaga ('American Maniacs', 'Deadgirl'). Having won the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, the movie is set for public release on March 21st 2014.
Starring: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner, Amanda Fuller, Laura Covelli, Elissa Dowling, Val Emanuel, Todd Farmer, Eric Neil Gutierrez, Sam Ketcherside, Shelby Lauren, Will Leon, Danny Minnick, Brighton Sharbino, Claudia Salinas